YSRCP voice being gagged in House

Aug 22, 2014: Criticising the way assembly proceedings are being conducted, YSR
Congress has said the Chair has not been impartial and attempts are being made
to gag the opposition which is supposed to speak on behalf of the people in the

dignity of the Chair should be upheld by the Speaker by being prudent in
hearing to both sides, but the present Speaker has been depriving the
Opposition members to voice their feelings. He has even denied the mike to the
Leader of Opposition which is very unfair,” Party MLA Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy
told reporters here on Friday.  

members from the treasury benches were using unparliamentarily language the
barrage of unpleasant words fell on deaf ears of the Chair which only said that
it will look into the matter when we protested against the filthy language used
by TDP legislators.  

raised a point of order to bring the foul language used by them but the Speaker
seems to be dumb and did not act in the way an impartial judge should have
acted but his TDP moorings came to the fore. The same Speaker had asked the
Leader of Opposition Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw words and statements
which were sane and sensible on many occasions.  

When he
used the word buffoon, attributing to people who are making a mockery of
parliamentary democracy, it became an issue and the Speaker ruled to withdraw
it and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was denied mike.  

On the
other hand, scores of members from the treasury benches have been using
unsavoury words, but he did not take note of them even when we brought the matter
to his notice,” he said.  

Speaker has been siding with the ruling party which is obvious by his conduct.
When the treasury benches described the Leader of Opposition with disrespectful
words, the Speaker allowed them and played dumb.  

If he is
to discharge his duties without prejudice, he should suspend those who have
used such grubby words and prove that he is fair in conducting the proceedings,
Bhaskar Reddy said.


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